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Université de Neuchâtel

Urban Production from Manufacturing to Financialisation : the Case of China

Theurillat, Thierry ; Rime, Delphine ; Crevoisier, Olivier

(Working Papers MAPS ; 1)

During the twentieth Century, urban production theories considered manufacturing as the main engine for development. Today, financialization of real estate as well as mobile consumer’s expenses have developed at a larger scale and play an increasing role. We argue that this shift affects the Global South as well as the Global North. The Chinese case shows the relevance of a territorial...

Université de Fribourg

Les aptitudes langagières : construit et résultats de recherche : Une synthèse de la revue de la littérature = Sprachlerneignung: Konstrukt und Forschungsergebnisse: ein kurzer Abriss

Udry, Isabelle ; Lambelet, Amelia ; Berthele, Raphael

(Rapports du Centre scientifique de compétence sur le plurilinguisme)

This research overview focuses on differences between individuals when it comes to results in learning foreign languages in school. The aim is to identify and discuss studies about factors responsible for differences in the potential to learn foreign languages from one individual to the next as well as the various tools designed to evaluate them (MLAT, LLAMA, CANAL-FT, FLCAS etc.). The research...

Université de Fribourg

What if dividends were tax-exempt? : Evidence from a natural experiment

Isakov, Dušan ; Pérignon, Christophe ; Weisskopf, Jean-Philippe

(Working Papers SES ; 498, revised)

We study the effect of dividend taxes on the payout and investment policy of listed firms and discuss their implications for agency problems. To do so, we exploit a unique setting in Switzerland where some, but not all, firms were suddenly able to pay tax-exempted dividends to their shareholders following the corporate tax reform of 2011. Using a difference-indifferences specification, we...

Université de Neuchâtel

Do Swiss Citizens of Immigrant Origin Face Hiring Discrimination in the Labour Market?

Zschirnt, Eva ; Fibbi, Rosita

(nccr on the move ; 20)

The extent to which discrimination in employment disadvantages children of immigrants is a major question both in economic research on labour market and in sociological studies of integration. This working paper contributes to the debate by reporting findings of a correspondence test in which pairs of equally qualified Swiss citizens –one from the majority group and one from one minority...

Université de Fribourg

Multi-brand loyalty in consumer markets : a qualitatively-driven mixed methods approach

Arifine, Ghizlane ; Felix, Reto ; Furrer, Olivier

(Working Papers SES ; 501)

Purpose—Although multi-brand loyalty (MBL) in consumer markets has been identified in previous brand loyalty research, empirical studies have not yet explored the facets of its different types. This article seeks a deeper understanding of MBL by investigating its different types and facets. Design/methodology/approach—This study uses a sequential, qualitatively-driven mixed method design...

Université de Fribourg

Bibliographie annuelle: recherche suisse sur le plurilinguisme 2017 = Jahresbibliographie Schweizer Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung 2017

Sommet, Moritz

(Bibliographie annuelle de la recherche suisse sur le plurilinguisme ; 7)

The Annual Bibliography of Swiss Research on Multilingualism contains a selection of scholarly publications in the disciplines of linguistics, sociology, pedagogy and other fields related to multilingualism. This issue contains bibliographic information on publications from the year 2017. Includes articles from journals, book chapters, monographs, anthologies and online documents by researchers...